Programs

Employment Nova Scotia offers a range of Employment Benefits and Support Measures to help Nova Scotians find and maintain employment. Follow the link for each program for detailed information about eligibility criteria, application process and any required forms.

Careers Nova Scotia Centres programs provide funding to organizations to deliver employment services to assist unemployed individuals across the province to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment.  These organizations form part of a comprehensive workforce development network in Nova Scotia.

Skills Development is an employment program that provides financial assistance to unemployed eligible participants who need to learn additional basic to advanced skills development training to help find work. 

Skills Up! is an employment program that provides financial assistance to non-EI eligible African Nova Scotians (who have not attached to the labour market) to obtain the skills training they need for employment. 

Seasonal Feepayer is a employment program that allows laid off workers to invest in their own training if they choose and continue to draw out their regular Employment Insurance benefits while in training. Since these workers will not receive additional financial support for their training-related costs, they are referred to as "feepayers."

Feepayer is an employment program that offers unemployed eligible participants an opportunity to attend training while they still qualify to receive their regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. Participants must be prepared to pay your own training expenses.

Job Creation Partnerships is an employment program designed to support projects that will provide eligible participants with meaningful work experience that will improve their employment prospects.

START Program is an employment program that encourages employers to hire unemployed Nova Scotians requiring work experience resulting in good jobs for Nova Scotians and good employees for employers.

Self Employment is an employment program that provides entrepreneurial support and financial assistance to eligible unemployed participants starting their own business.